Spotlight Artist: Gina Lee Kim


Sandi Keene writes:

I remember distinctly sitting around the table discussing Spotlight Feature Artists with the other A5 artists and yelling, "Dibs on Gina Lee Kim!" While I did not know Gina personally, I knew that I loved her work and she was a reappearing influence on my watercolor Pinterest board.

Her saturated colors and the ability to make them swirl and dance across the page had been inspiring me ever since I picked up a watercolor brush and dipped it into a cheap set of watercolors.

I knew that I wanted to paint like she does - someday. Little did I know she is a thoughtful, kind and very funny person too. Now my goal is to meet her in person. So it is my pleasure to introduce one of my favorite artists - Gina Lee Kim.

Website HERE / Blog HERE / Instagram HERE


Gina has taken the time to film a video for us to answer the Spotlight Feature Questionnaire. Enjoy this look into her journals, workspace and process!

My new product-find is called "Colored Glue Sticks" by Elmer's. These glue sticks claim to dry fast and remain vibrant in color (doesn't vanish). Use as an adhesive or as a bold coloring stick. What a nice way to quickly glue paper down to your mixed-media collage, without the fuss! NOTE: there is a slight learning curve. The glue has an oily or waxy consistency at first application, so it will not work when used alongside polymer (i.e. acrylic or craft paint). It does layer well upon DRIED watercolor. Have fun and experiment!

DLP Challenge -  Week 31: Create a pocket and fill it with treasures from your week.

Gina Lee Kim is a watercolor instructor and a mixed-media artist who lives near Chicago with her husband, Jim, and their three-year-old, Stephen. Gina is extremely happy that her son will inherit all her art supplies.